Reusability metrics for program source code written in C language and their evaluation

Hironori Washizaki*, Toshikazu Koike, Rieko Namiki, Hiroyuki Tanabe

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研究成果

8 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

There are various approaches to quantitatively and statically measuring the reusability of program source code; however, empirical demonstrations of the effectiveness of such approaches by considering actual reuse in actual development projects or of the magnitude of their effect on actual reusability have not been reported in depth. In this paper, we identified a set of metrics that are thought to be effective for measuring the reusability of C language program source code. Subsequently, for ten projects involved in development with existing software modification and adoption, during which conventional source code in an old project are extensively reused and adopted to a new project, we compared values of the static metrics identified and the reuse results before and after the development. Statistical analysis demonstrated that some of our metrics are effective for actual software development, and we accurately determined the magnitude of their effect on actual reusability. More concretely, it was found that when the percentage of files used outside the belonging directory is small and the number of function calls is small, the complexity of source code as the material of reuse and factors that are affected by the source code are limited, indicating high reusability.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProduct-Focused Software Process Improvement - 13th International Conference, PROFES 2012, Proceedings
ページ89-103
ページ数15
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 6 18
イベント13th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2012 - Madrid, Spain
継続期間: 2012 6 132012 6 15

出版物シリーズ

名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
7343 LNCS
ISSN(印刷版)0302-9743
ISSN(電子版)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2012
国/地域Spain
CityMadrid
Period12/6/1312/6/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
  • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)

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